What is the goal of nummular dermatitis treatment?

Updated: Nov 21, 2019
  • Author: Jami L Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Hydration of the skin is the most important factor in treating nummular eczema. Use of hypoallergenic, fragrance-free creams, lotions, or ointments is the first step in therapy.

Treatment is aimed at rehydration of the skin and repair of the epidermal lipid barrier, reduction of inflammation and treatment of any infection.


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